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FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:54 pm
by Slightly Less British
I’m pleased to announce that, after a well-received debut as a side tournament to Oxford Open, FLOREAT (Film Lover Organised Relatively Easily Accessible Tournament) is available for mirrors. The mirror fee will be £5 ($6-7) per player.

There are eight packets of 20/20, with the following distribution:
5/3 Actors/actresses
3/1 Directors
2/3 Other aspects of production (composers, cinematographers, special effects etc.)
5/6 Films, with at least 1/0 on non-English language films
5/8 Miscellaneous (characters, locations, plot elements, assorted other things)

The tournament was originally written by and for Brits, and so, although the packets have been Americanized, there will be more British stuff than in the average film packet.
If anyone is interested in hosting mirrors, please email francis.clark-murray@jesus.ox.ac.uk, and feel free to ask any questions about the tournament below.

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:08 am
by Cheynem
Whom can I kill to get this mirrored in the States?

I'M CALLING JOHN LAWRENCE OUT!!!!!!!

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:15 pm
by Red Panda Cub
I moderated at the UK site of this tournament and it was an awful lot of fun. The set is filled with a lot of great ideas and whimsy, so I strongly recommend people mirror it!

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:34 pm
by Cheynem
Is there a way to play the original British version?

I am willing to pay hundreds of dollars to make this happen. I can't go to Britain myself because I'm banned from the UK, though.

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:28 pm
by Slightly Less British
On a scale from 'entire tossups on obscure British comedians' to 'sensibly mid-Atlantic', how British do you want it?

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:25 am
by Cheynem
I would like a tossup on every individual Carry On film.

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:00 am
by adosreme
Cheynem wrote:Is there a way to play the original British version?
Seconded. Personally, I love hearing all the uniquely British content. It's one of the things that makes sets like Oxford Open unique and one of the reasons why I like playing that set every year.

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:28 pm
by Cheynem
Any way that this could get run at ICT?

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:37 pm
by CaseyB
Cheynem wrote:Any way that this could get run at ICT?
Seconded. Though admittedly, I would prefer it with some Americanization.

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:40 pm
by Slightly Less British
If anyone is willing to host a mirror around ICT, that would be great! If that isn't possible and there are no other mirror sites, I'd be happy to try to run some sort of Skype mirror if that would appeal to people.

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:41 pm
by Benin Rebirth Party
My ICT team would be interested in this and I'd be down to staff, but I don't really know how to run a ICT side event.

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:06 pm
by Cheynem
Steps to a side event:

1. Get the packets.
2. Get a non negligible amount of promised staff.
3. Get rooms (at ICT, you're probably going to have to get people's hotel rooms, so this can get tricky).
4. Sign up teams in proportion to the number of staff and rooms you have.

I will say this might be too long for ICT weekend (unless you only did tossups); I'd be willing to try to spearhead a midwest mirror of this at some other time or location, perhaps in conjunction with some other trash-esque events.

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:22 pm
by Progcon
I think this event seems better suited for a side event weekend type thing. Alternatively, I'd help read this over Skype if there is interest.

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:58 pm
by Off To See The Lizard
We played this as a shootout on the tossups only at the NYU site of OAT and it was a ton of fun. Thanks for writing such an excellent set.

Scores for our site were:
Max Smiley: 375
Harrison Whitaker: 365
Alec Vulfson: 200
Eric Mukherjee: 170
Sam Braunfeld: 150
Paul Lee: 70
Jerry Vinokurov: 40 (left after 4 packets)
Richard Yu: 30

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:50 pm
by gregweinstein
i would love to play this at ICT or over Skype. whichever one works

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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:35 pm
by orgoman
Seconded for a skype tournament!

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:49 pm
by gregweinstein
is there anyone still interested in playing this here at ICT or should we do it at another upcoming nationals tournament?

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 6:09 pm
by Slightly Less British
As there are no more planned physical mirrors of this tournament, I'd like to run some sort of (free) mirror of this over Skype, probably on some Sunday in June. If people interested could fill out this poll (https://doodle.com/poll/tbrrf9aw5xhyif6t) with their preferences, I'll organise a running of this.

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 1:40 pm
by Slightly Less British
I'll run this on Sunday 18th, then. Would people prefer to play this as a shootout or with bonuses?

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:22 pm
by Slightly Less British
Update: I'll be reading this on the quizbowl Discord channel from 6pm ET on June 18th. Hope to see as many people as possible there!

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:40 am
by Slightly Less British
As a reminder, I'll be reading this at 6pm ET (just over six hours time) in the packet channel of the quizbowl discord (https://discord.gg/C3Cjk4N is a link to the main channel). I'll post the set on the packet archive soon afterwards.

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:56 am
by Cheynem
Could you perhaps hold off on posting the set until a potential usage at Michigan's NASAT open? (I wanted to play this set but will be unavailable today)

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:03 pm
by Slightly Less British
Cheynem wrote:Could you perhaps hold off on posting the set until a potential usage at Michigan's NASAT open?
Sure, I'd be happy to.

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:12 pm
by orgoman
Two things

1) Super pumped for this!

2) As someone who has never used Discord before, can you please make sure to post instructions? How to join the quiz bowl channel, how the buzzing works, etc? I've done Skype tourneys before, but I want to make sure I don't slow anyone down

Thanks!

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:29 pm
by Slightly Less British
orgoman wrote:2) As someone who has never used Discord before, can you please make sure to post instructions? How to join the quiz bowl channel, how the buzzing works, etc? I've done Skype tourneys before, but I want to make sure I don't slow anyone down
It works pretty similar to Skype tournaments: follow the link and click on the #packet text channel at the side of the screen. I'll read the questions over the voice chat: type 'buzz' when you want to buzz, and then you have some time to type an answer.

EDIT: You need to join the 'packet reading' channel to hear the audio as well.

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:13 pm
by UlyssesInvictus
Thanks a bunch for reading--these were great!

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:38 am
by mozzarella
I missed this because I was playing D&D--any chance of a reread or upload soon/ever?

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:13 pm
by Cheynem
I tried e-mailing Francis about a mirror but haven't heard a response--can anyone else at Oxford get a hold of him? (or alternatively, anyone who has already mirrored this get a hold of me--I'm obviously willing to pay, I just need the packets for next weekend)

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:42 pm
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
I'll try to get in touch with him

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:22 pm
by Arch Stanton
This was ridiculously fun. 10/10

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:29 pm
by Cheynem
Yeah, this was great. Excellent answerline choices. My only quibbles is that I think there were too many actor tossups and a lot of them rewarded knowing the debut role of the performers.

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:33 pm
by UlyssesInvictus
Were these ever posted to the archives?